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Second bended rear rim in 2 months(3 posts)

Second bended rear rim in 2 monthstmotz
Aug 21, 2003 9:33 PM
My Jamis has Xero hubs and Xero Lite rims.
Both times a spoke broke and rim bend.
At 225 lbs. is this to much weight for those rims?
Suggestions on a entry level(cheap) replacement rim.
Wider tires, a bit more pressure. Don't use anything 'lite'. nmSpunout
Aug 22, 2003 4:47 AM
Good suggestions - may also be a poorly built wheel.dzrider
Aug 22, 2003 5:06 AM
If you pluck the spokes like a guitar string, the pitch should be close to the same for all the spokes on one side of the wheel. If they aren't I'd recommend having the shop loosen all the spokes and relace the wheel.